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Rex Hill Mine (Mt Rex Mine), Rossarden district, Northern Midlands municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 42' 49'' South , 147° 39' 55'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.71377,147.66535
GeoHash:G#: r2948nnxs
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Located west of Rossarden, this underground mine was last worked in the early 1900's.
Located approximately 10.6 kms North from Avoca.

An abandoned Sn(+/-Pb, Ag) mine.
The mine was original worked for silver and lead before 1900 and later for its tin.

There are small open stopes and dumps of waste material containing some interesting specimens.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Rex Hill Mine (Mt Rex Mine) Rossarden district, Tasmania, Australia

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Biotite'
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8SnS6
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Urquhart, G. (1967) Geological Survey Report No. 6: The Rex Hill Mine
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Canfieldite'2.BA.70Ag8SnS6
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cubanite'2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Microcline'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Orthoclase'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Canfieldite2.5.6.2Ag8SnS6
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S CanfielditeAg8SnS6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag CanfielditeAg8SnS6
SnTin
Sn CanfielditeAg8SnS6
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 916859
Gipps Creek Granite

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gipps Creek Granite

Description: S-type biotite alkali-feldspar granite

Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive

Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). [5]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3192206
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
1. Blissett, A. H. (1959): The geology of the Rossarden - Storeys Creek district. Tasmania Dept. Mines, Geol. Survey, Bull. No. 46, 1-117.
2. Urquhart G. (1967): The Rex Hill Mine, Geological Survey Report No.9.
3. Bottrill, RS & Baker, WE (2008): A Catalogue of The Minerals of Tasmania, Tasmanian Geological Survey Bulletin 73.


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